Singular can easily be used for remote operations of any overlay. In fact, Singular was built natively in the cloud to support this exact use case.

Any commands to trigger overlays are always synchronized through the cloud. Regardless of where the Web Output is being used, the correct overlay will be displayed. The only requirement for this to work is simply an internet connection. And because the commands to trigger overlays are relatively small, a high bandwidth connection isn’t necessary to operate Singular.

How to set up remote operation

Typically, there are two components needed to set up this workflow:

  1. The Control App (for the operator)
  2. The Web Output (for the overlay)

Both of these are web URL’s and can be operated from anywhere.

Have the operator open the Control App URL in Chrome. Put the Web Output URL in the software you're using to overlay the elements on your video feed. If you don’t know how to obtain the Web Output, click here. If you're not sure what software to use, check out our Outputting Overview article. Once both steps are complete, the operator simple needs to trigger the overlay they wish to view and the Web Output will display the output in real time. Just remember to make sure all devices are connected to the internet!

Related Questions:

Can I use the Web Output on multiple devices simultaneously?

Yes, Singular can scale to millions of simultaneous connections and all of the Web Output instances will update immediately once the command from the Control App is received.

Can I operate multiple instances of the same Control Application?

Yes, multiple Operators can use the same Control App. They can both add pages & playlists and populate and preview those pages independently. Any overlays that are taken to air will be visible on both (all) instances of the Control App.

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